Sunday, August 20, 2017

Welcome, Fourth Graders

August 20, 2016

Dear (Almost) Fourth Grader,

Hello!  I am so excited to meet you this year.  I have been working in our classroom so we can get right to the work of learning on September 6th.  Below you will find some pictures of our classroom. I hope they give you an idea of what fourth grade will be like.

Your first homework assignment is to view these pictures and then, with your parent's permission, leave a comment on this post.  You can write a question you have about fourth grade.  You can also leave a sentence describing what you are looking forward to.  You should only use your first name whenever you leave a comment on the internet.  Please complete this assignment by September 6, 2017.

The CAFE menu is where we will keep track of the reading strategies you learn.  Prepare to read A LOT in  our classroom.  You should bring a chapter book to school every day, including the first day of school!

This is the Foot Power pad that powers one of the laptops in our classroom.  You will use this to get some physical exercise while you are also giving your brain a workout.

This is a picture of our writing center.  We will write essays, narratives and non-fiction pieces.  The black cart is where we house our class iPads.  We will use the iPads for various educational purposes.

This is our class library.  You will read every day.  I challenge all of my students to earn a place on the Reading Wall of Fame.  I will tell you how to do this during the first week of school.

Here you see our Science and Social Studies center.  We will learn about many topics related to Science, History and Geography.  You will get study guides and have tests in each unit.  We spend a lot of time learning how to study for these tests.  We also do a lot of hands-on work as we are learning.  

 This is one of the groups in our room.  You will sit with 4-5 other students to do your work.  You will be responsible for keeping your desk and the black bookshelf neat and organized.  

This is my work space.  I am in charge of keeping this space neat and organized.

Thank you for visiting this blog.  I will see you at school on September 6th!  Be sure to leave a comment or question below in order to complete your first homework assignment.

Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017
A day

Hello 5th Graders,

Happy Last Day of School!  Elma Primary will certainly miss you!  Please move your stick to bringing and wash your hands.  Next, you need to get together with your station groups.  You need to have one person make a Station Sign that explains your station jobs.  If you have a skit, please put the final touches on that!  We will have morning meeting shortly after Morning Movers, so please be efficient!

Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 21, 2017
F day

Happy Moving Up Day,

The day you have been working so hard for is finally here!  I look forward to celebrating your growth and accomplishments this afternoon.  I WILL DEFINITELY be here for that!

Please order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, you should update your list of Books Read.  (Be sure to add Number the Stars to your list!) We will count up the number of books you all read together tomorrow, so be sure your list is accurate!

You should then work on handwriting page 77.  Be sure to be neat!

Mrs. Harvey
Today's homework:
empty backpack
bring yearbook

bring instrument and music
Moving Up at 1:30
practice part
June 20,  2017
E day

Hello there,

Thank you for all your work yesterday.  I am so proud of the students you have become. Today will be similar to yesterday with a few new projects added in.  __________, __________ and ______ will share.

Please order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, you should work on Handwriting page 76.  When that is finished, please find your headphones/earbuds and put them in your backpack.  You can also put your learning log and spelling folder in your backpack.

Mrs. Harvey

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017
D day

Good morning 4th Graders,

I hope you are well!  It is bound to be another busy day!  Thank you for being enthusiastic about getting the end of the year work done!

Please order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, I'd like you to complete page 72 in your handwriting book.  Once that is done, make sure your "Books Read" list is up to date!

We have a lot of times today to practice our Moving Up Day routine.  I will need your energy and stamina.

Emma_Gray________, __________ and __________ will share.

Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today's homework:
wear blue shirt

pick up crayfish
bring white t shirt